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Child has running nose, coughing, nosebleed, vomiting blood. Should we be alarmed?

hi there, my daughter has a running nose for the last 2 days and early this morning we were awakened w/ her coughing and nose bleed then she started to puke blood for a good 30 sec we let her sit up and put a wet cloth over her forehead and it stopped just wondering if this is something for us to be alarmed? should we take her to see her doctor? kindly tell us what is best to do.. thank you
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Whenever cold is there, there are chances of getting nose bleed will be there.
When the bleeding occurs posteriorly children will swallow it it and because of stomach irritation by blood they will develop vomitings.
If there is still bleeding from the nostril, press and hold that side nostril till bleeding stops.
Consult your Pediatrician for the examination and for the appropriate medication for cold and cough.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
Hi Sandra,'
Yes,you have to take her to the doctor if it is the first time.
The vomiting may be due to the blood from the nose trickling down the throat when she was sleeping.
Any way t is better to have a check up with the local doctor.
Good luck
God bless
Dr Uma
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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